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Plays (58 Books)


A play is a form of literature written by a playwright, usually consisting of scripted dialogue between characters, intended for theatrical performance rather than just reading. There are rare dramatists, notably George Bernard Shaw, who have had little preference whether their plays were performed or read. The term "play" can refer to both the written works of playwrights and to their complete theatrical performance.

 
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There is no Country Called Kenya : If you Must Steal, Just Steal a...

By: Levi Cheptora Cheruo

The year is 2030. A mysterious, rogue, and notorious Committee X has hijacked Kenya, defiled The Kenya Constitution 2010, grabbed forests, parks, whole counties, legalize prostitution, is openly cultivating coca, poppies, and cannabis sativa, and has stolen every coin from Central Bank…inflation rates are skyrocketing, unemployment rates are off the roof, the Shilling value is nose-diving, teachers, nurses, doctors, security personnel among others are either on strike or...

ACT III Scene 1 SETTING: Abunker at the US Embassy, Gigiri. Twotables with chairs on either side. Itis 9:00 AM, 4TH, Tuesday, June, 2030. AT RISE: JOHNis going through his typed speech. SARAH is all over him, her arms around hiswaist. JEZEBEL, PROFESSOR MAMBO and RETIRED GENERAL are busy with theirsmartphones, stiffly seated around the two tables. JEFFRY (Entering the bunker) Hi guys, sor...

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Τεσσερα Μονοπρακτα

By: Λουιτζι Πιραντελο; Χριστοσ Αλεξανδριδησ

Τέσσερα θεατρικά μονόπρακτα του Λουίτζι Πιραντέλο και ένα απόσπασμα από το "Θέατρο και λογοτεχνία", μεταφρασμένα από τα ιταλικά από τον Χρίστο Αλεξανδρίδη. Four one-acte plays by Luigi Pirandello, as well as an extract from "Theatre and Literature", translated into greek by Christos Alexandridis

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Henrik Ibsen and Nordic Myth : Folklore archetypes in his early plays

By: James W. Bowers

Henrik Ibsen told his readers if they were to understand his work, they should read all his dramas and live them in their person experience. Little has been published about his first plays. This book covers dramas from "Cataline" to "Peer Gynt," and demonstrates how "The Master Builder," "Hedda Gabler" and "The Lady from the Sea" are related to archetypal themes of his youthful work. The thesis is that Ibsen was a creator of myths. Using the psychology of Carl Jung, ...

Fifty years ago I began my graduate studies in order to become a professor of English. Among the requirements for the master's degree was the necessity of writing a thesis. I chose as a topic "Henrik Ibsen and Nordic Myth." There were several reasons for choosing that topic. As an undergraduate I had taken a course with Philip Wheelwright based upon his manuscript of "The Burning Fountain" and became interested in mythology. I subsequently spent a year at a Danish f...

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An Upside-Down World

By: Florentin Smarandache

This play does not represent time in suspension or a snapshot cartoon, but rather a living entity in never ending motion. As with two people reading the same book but not imagining the same things, the actors and producers will be the true creators of new models and ideas due to the existing framework. Consider the theater as a painting with ideas made out of a malleable material. Time stamps its features upon it and producers remodel its structure. Actors, as factor...

In some places, some speeches may be adapted or the actors may improvise for a better connection between the moduli and the integrity of the play. In order to test the reaction of the audience, to measure the flair of the critics for the illogicality of the play, and to determine the force of electricity in the thinking and power of adaptability to the environment to the unpropitious conditions of living (Darwin's theory) of the spectators in a hostile and constraini...

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A Trilogy of Theatrical Plays for Children

By: Florentin Smarandache

A collection of three plays made for children in Romanian.

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The Creation of the New Man : A Fanciful Tragedy of Four Scenes

By: Florentin Smarandache

This is a cerebral play that underlines the pettiness of a person lost among things (of an unnatural size), and much more: lost among ordinary people.

SCENE I A laboratory equipped with all the advantages of modern medicine. It appears to be a waiting room in a sanitarium, with four doors - one to either side of the stage and two against the back. The doors are marked in order, "0", "Ward 1", "Ward 2", and "Ward 3." The interior is dark. Stuffed people. A "New Man" is kept frozen in a trunk made of glass. He is a specimen of new technology, and above him are pinned up revelatory advertisements and newspaper clipp...

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The Country of the Animals : A Mute Play in Four Scenes of Desperation

By: Florentin Smarandache

A silent play.

SCENE 6 A plate is lowered: "THE PARADE" Scenery: Many mirrors on the stage multiply the number of participants, but they are supposed to distort and exaggerate the reality -- which is already gloomy enough. An official sheltered review stand on which there are many Instructors looking at the parading people. The procession is following the direction indicated on a plate: "Towards the Twang-oism" The people are parading! The stage may have the shape of a stadium. The ...

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Don Juan Tenorio

By: José Zorrilla; Tony Kline, Translator

Don Juan Tenorio, in English verse, with parallel Spanish text and line numbers (translated in collaboration with Nancy Mayberry).

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Theory and Play of the Duende

By: Federico García Lorca; Tony Kline, Translator

A translation of his brilliant lecture on artistic inspiration and creation.

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The Divine Comedy

By: Dante Alighieri; Tony Kline, Translator

A new, complete, downloadable, English translation, with hyper-linked in-depth name index, and comprehensive notes.

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The Odyssey

By: Homer; George Theodoridis, Translator

The wanderings of Odysseus.

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The Iliad

By: Homer; George Theodoridis, Translator

The killing fields of Troy.

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More Selected Poems and Fragments of Sappho

By: Sappho; George Theodoridis, Translator

Reconstructed from the source text.

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The Selected Poems of Sappho

By: Sappho; George Theodoridis, Translator

A selection of poetry by Sappho.

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Lines of Love, Wine and Song : The Muses at Work: The Muses at Work

By: Various; George Theodoridis, Translator

A selection of poetry by Anacreon and others.

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Women of Trachis

By: Sophocles; George Theodoridis, Translator

Tells the story of the death of Heracles by his wife.

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Philoctetes

By: Sophocles; George Theodoridis, Translator

Philoctetes is a play by Sophocles. The play was written during the Peloponnesian War. It was first performed at the Festival of Dionysus in 409 BC, where it won first prize. The story takes place during the Trojan War (after the majority of the events of the Iliad, and before the Trojan Horse). It describes the attempt by Neoptolemus and Odysseus to bring the disabled Philoctetes with them to Troy.

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Oedipus at Colonus

By: Sophocles; George Theodoridis, Translator

The final drama of King Oedipus.

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Oedipus Rex

By: Sophocles; George Theodoridis, Translator

The drama and tragedy of King Oedipus.

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Elektra

By: Sophocles; George Theodoridis, Translator

Set in the city of Argos a few years after the Trojan war, it is based around the character of Electra, and the vengeance that she and her brother Orestes take on their mother Clytemnestra and step father Aegisthus for the murder of their father, Agamemnon.

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